The next painting was just as simple as the previous miniautres. But I wanted to get plenty of warmth into it,
The items you will need to complete this scene are as follows:-
Hooker’s Green Yellow Ochre Alizarin Crimson Burnt Sienna Charles Evans Sand Light Red Raw Umber Cobalt Blue
3/4″ Wash brush No.8 Round No.3 Rigger
Step 1 :
So a very simply cobalt blue sky, using my ¾” wash brush,.
Step 2 :
Whilst this was still wet I changed to my No 8 round brush and in the base line of the sky dropped in a mix of cobalt blue with a tiny touch of alizarin crimson, this gives the effect of far distant trees.
Step 3 :
As I came further forward there is a little slither of yellow ochre underneath these, again using my ¾” wash brush.
Step 4 :
For the big tree in the foreground for a few branches I did a mixture of raw umber with a tiny touch of cobalt blue using the tip of my no 8 round brush.
Step 5 :
Once this had dried I dropped in a mix of hookers green and raw umber for the foliage followed by hookers green and burnt sienna for the darker foliage.
Finally in the tree and still with my no 8 round brush put in some areas of cobalt blue for the darker bits of foliage.
For the track itself I used a little bit of yellow ochre mixed with the Charles Evans sand and I just blocked this in with my ¾” wash brush.
Step 6 :
The grasses either side were firstly yellow ochre followed by hookers green and burnt sienna. Again with my ¾” wash brush.
Once the whole painting has dried I used my no 8 round brush to apply a mixture of cobalt blue, alizarin crimson and burnt sienna to drag some shadows from the trees across the path.